Contact: Tony Bell, Communications Deputy
Office: (213) 974-5555 Cell: (213) 215-5176
June 27, 2014
For Immediate Release
Supervisor Antonovich with Bob Hope Family Estate Representative Jack O’Neill
BURBANK — At a press conference at Bob Hope Airport, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich joined fellow Los Angeles County MTA Directors and other local officials to celebrate the opening of the Bob Hope Airport Regional Intermodal Transportation Center.
“36 years after Senator Russell and I carried the legislation to enable Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena acquire the facility from Lockheed, the Bob Hope Airport is now a major hub in our regional transportation system serving all of Los Angeles County and our neighboring counties,” Antonovich said.
Through a public-private partnership with the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, the MTA and local bus agencies, Metrolink and Caltrans, this facility will soon be connected to all the train service that runs through the area including:
ü 31 daily Metrolink trains to Ventura County and
ü 10 daily Amtrak trains
ü 30 daily Metrolink trains to Lancaster
Open to the public in January 2015, the Hollywood Way station will provide access to the million people who live along the Metrolink corridor between here and the Antelope Valley.
The Empire Bridge will connect the current train station on the south into this transportation center and on to the terminals and transportation center will also link many buses from different agencies into the airport.
The regional transportation center will be connected to:
üAn Orange Line extension from Warner Center in the San Fernando Valley
üA Gold Line extension from Azusa in the San Gabriel Valley
üMetrolink and Amtrak trains from Orange County, San Bernardino County, and Riverside County using the future “Run-Through Tracks” at Union Station known as “Scrip” — the Southern California Regional Interconnector Project.
üNorthern California via the proposed California High Speed Rail System and Las Vegas via the Xpresswest system.